Leah Shafer

Leah Shafer is a content and social media specialist, as well as a Dallas native, who lives in Richardson with her family. In her sixth-grade yearbook, Leah listed "interior designer" as her future profession. Now she writes about them, as well as all things real estate, for CandysDirt.com.

Trammell Crow Estate on Market in Highland Park, Listed for $59.4 Million

By Leah Shafer / November 21, 2014 / 6 Comments

A slice of local history has hit the market, with the Highland Park estate of the late Dallas real estate developer and art collector Trammell Crow and his late wife Margaret now listed with Allie Beth Allman & Associates. Located between Preston Road and Turtle Creek Boulevard, the 10,000-square-foot Tudor-style house has a price tag that reflects […]

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Tight Housing Market, Shifting Demographics Make for Big Changes in Homebuyer Profiles

By Leah Shafer / November 21, 2014 / 1 Comment

First-time homebuyers are being squeezed out, and you gotta move fast to buy! And people are hanging on to their houses for the longest time on record, according to a new study by the National Association of Realtors. Buyers are living in their homes for ten years, up from six years in 2008, and actually […]

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A Warren Buffett Love Affair: Prudential Texas Properties Joins Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices Real Estate Brokerage Network

By Leah Shafer / November 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

We keep telling you that North Texas is damn hot, and the brokers want in. Even Warren Buffet. His new real estate foray, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices, part of the HSF Affiliates LLC family of real estate brokerage franchise networks, is now a presence in Dallas. The company announced yesterday that Prudential Texas Properties has joined their […]

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Acclaimed Landscape Architect Laurie Olin to Speak Tonight at DMA

By Leah Shafer / November 19, 2014 / 0 Comments

If you’re free tonight, make your way to the Dallas Museum of Art to hear landscape architect and luminary Laurie Olin speak as part of the Dallas Architecture Forum. Olin is internationally acclaimed, and one of only four recipients of the National Medal of Arts award from the National Endowment for the Arts. It is […]

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Power Lines at Center of Fight in Frisco, Realtors Spring to Help Homeowners Protect Values

By Leah Shafer / November 19, 2014 / 4 Comments

  The gloves are off in northern suburb Frisco as homeowners fight against a power line proposed by Brazos Electric Power Cooperative Inc. and CoServ Electric. But in an unprecedented twist, Frisco Realtors are fighting side-by-side with homeowners for their home values and property rights. At the heart of the issue is a suggested above-ground, […]

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Claremont Reno Drops $2,500 Today, Won’t Be on Market Long

By Leah Shafer / November 18, 2014 / 0 Comments

After not mentioning the Claremont neighborhood for a while, we’re suddenly seeing gem after gem go on the market there. It’s one of my favorite residential areas in East Dallas, with Midcentury personality, mature trees, and memorable style. The 1962 ranch-style house at 8526 Sweetwood Drive just came on the market Oct. 31 after an […]

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